Reports have emerged that the entry grade for universities will be reversed. According to the reports, the move is to make public universities and colleges to look for alternative ways of generating income.The universities administration has gone back to the drawing board that coming up with plans to reverse the direct entry of C+ to regulate number of students joining universities.
Currently, the minimum requirement for university is a mean grade of C+ in KCSE exam.
According to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) the overall minimum entry requirement for diploma courses is C – (minus); for craft certificate courses is D (plain); and for artisan certificate courses is E.
The ultimate aim of raising the entry grade is to reduce the number of students from various secondary school from joining universities.This will enable them to plan well and use limited resources as the demand will be low and maximize profit at lower cost.
Earlier this month education Cabinet Secretary Mr Machogu caused uproar after he announced that the government is likely to withdraw funding of university education. He Urged universities to come up with modalities that will enable them generate their own income.
According to the experts, the review will affect the current class as they will be on the receiving end. Additionally, the experts say the review is likely to go up from the current C+ so that the cost of government funding is lowered.